Industry Organisations


The Australian Publishers Association  (APA) represents Australian Publishers and is responsible for promoting the importance of the published word to the educational, social, cultural and intellectual life of Australia. An advocate, collaborator, advisor and educator, the APA represents a diverse array of publishers: big and small, commercial and non-profit, popular and academic, local independent and multinational.



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The Australian Society for Authors (ASA) was established in 1963 as the peak national association representing the interests of Australia’s authors and illustrators. The ASA provide them with advocacy, support and advice.




The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) is the official body representing booksellers across Australia. The ABA provides education and training, advocacy and marketing support.



The Australian Library and Information Association  (ALIA) is the national professional organisation for the Australian library sector. Founded in 1937, ALIA seeks to empower the profession through the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services to the nation, through leadership, advocacy and mutual professional support.




The Small Press Network (SPN)  is a representative body for small and independent publishers in Australia, and is is committed to ensuring the continued viability of the independent publishing sector by facilitating collaborative initiatives, networking opportunities, and general communication between small and independent publishers.